Redwood City: City Plans to Turn El Camino into Travel Mecca

More affordable housing in the works on El Camino, another reason NOT to go against the will of residents and Rezone Rutherford Avenue for one person’s profit.

“The El Camino Real Corridor Plan, launched by the City Council in January 2016, envisions making it easier to travel by car, bike, transit or foot along El Camino Real to boost businesses and possibly reduce traffic congestion.

The plan, which emerged from six public meetings led by a 10-member citizens advisory panel that included Vice Chairman Kevin Bondonno and Commissioner Muhammad Safdari — place the highest priority on allowing all forms of travel while not reducing the number of car lanes. Other priorities include more ground-floor retail and housing, particularly affordable housing.”

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Rutherford Avenue Median Trees Meeting Info

Some of the neighbors in the 100 block have been in touch with CityTrees regarding what will be planted in the median with support of the County.

We will be meeting somewhere in the 110 block of the median at 6:45 on Tuesday, October 24th.

Here are some very rough transcripts of some email exchanges:

We met on site a few weeks back and we talked about some landscape improvements that Citytrees was considering with support of the County. We had a City trees board meeting last night and myself and a few other volunteers are planning an onsite meeting this coming  xxxxxxxxx to review and inventory current trees on site and look at potential planting sites. Feel free to drop in if  your around, more importantly would you be able to meet up some afternoon/night afterward to talk about the plan? Would love to get your thoughts and welcome you to be part of development and implementation to this project. Reply or call anytime with any questions.

Jess Running
District Manager
Davey Tree Expert Co.
Menlo Park Ca


“We met on site last week and have come up with a preliminary plan for a planting project on the median. Would you be able to meet up to discuss our plan? “

“Thinking native oaks, blues, valley, live, possibly native sycamores.”

“I think you’ll have enthusiastic support for those selections. 

I know the neighbors on the north side of the street would love deciduous trees heavily interspersed with live/cork oaks due to the winter sun blockage of live/cork oaks… but also we’d want some live oaks especially at the head of the street for wind control.

We will be losing a lot of tree coverage when the high-rise apartment goes in on the corner and that will create a heck of a wind funnel. 

I’d like cork oaks where possible simply because of their amazingly fast growth in our climate.”

Rutherford Avenue Major Development Pre-Application Workshop Update

Selby Lane area residents that attended the June 21st workshop should have received an email and a snail mail copy of the planning department’s meeting notes, attached below.

I will collect some thoughts and post a response. Thoughts? Feedback?



A summary letter is attached as a PDF regarding the Major Development Pre-Application Public Workshop that took place on June 21, 2017 at 6:30PM at 455 County Center, Room 101 regarding the proposed merger and rezoning at 1301/1311 Woodside Rd (PRE2017-00012) in the unincorporated Sequoia Tract of San Mateo County.

Thank you,
Ruemel Panglao

Planning and Building Department
455 County Center, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4582  T
(650) 363-4849  F